In the Virtual Art Space: Tommer Peterson: Calligraphy

In the Virtual Art Space: Tommer Peterson: Calligraphy

August 06, 2020

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Mask Haiku Challenge

Mask Haiku Challenge

July 31, 2020

Write a haiku on the subject of masks/mask wearing, and send it to us. Winners will receive a special KOBO gift!

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Higo's Five and Dime

Higo's Five and Dime

July 23, 2020

My mother tows me in the red Radio Flyer to Higo’s in Japantown when the Smith Tower looms tallest west of the Mississippi and the sidewalks on Jackson Street are knotty planks.

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Summer means Bon Odori Season

Summer means Bon Odori Season

July 16, 2020

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In Our Virtual Art Space: Murray + Murray = Art + Life

In Our Virtual Art Space: Murray + Murray = Art + Life

July 10, 2020

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Kintsugi Repair Service - JMCraft Store

Kintsugi Repair Service - JMCraft Store

July 07, 2020

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Covid-19 Update and Ways to Shop at KOBO

Covid-19 Update and Ways to Shop at KOBO

June 29, 2020

While our storefronts are temporarily closed, we are fulfilling online orders and offer shipping or curbside pickup at checkout. (Curbside Pickup is available at our Capitol Hill location only.)

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In Solidarity with Black Lives Matter, To Be Silent is Not an Option.

In Solidarity with Black Lives Matter, To Be Silent is Not an Option.

June 18, 2020

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Ideas for Father's Day - June 21st

Ideas for Father's Day - June 21st

June 17, 2020

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In Our Virtual Art Space: Yoshi Nakagawa: Works On Paper June 12-July 9, 2020

In Our Virtual Art Space: Yoshi Nakagawa: Works On Paper June 12-July 9, 2020

June 11, 2020

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In Our Virtual Art Space: Tomoko Suzuki May 14- June 11, 2020

In Our Virtual Art Space: Tomoko Suzuki May 14- June 11, 2020

June 10, 2020

Bosatsu is a Japanese word for “Bodhisattva” originated as a Sanskrit word for a “being who aspires to Buddhahood.” Bosatsu carry out altruistic practices to achieve enlightenment and are compassionate beings who postpone their own entry into Nirvana in order to lead others toward enlightenment. The plump figures, which I call “Chubbies”, are the predominant icons in my art and my visual interpretation of the Bodhisattvas. These Bodhisattvas are struggling and suffering in order to advance to enlightenment while helping others to do the same, in the muddy pond of earthly desires.

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In Process: From artwork to polymer printing plate

CoLab Alert: KOBO + Bremelo Press

May 04, 2020

Main image: In Process: From artwork to polymer printing plate

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